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Bloomberg survey shows Chinese firms embedding ESG into investment strategies

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🗞️ Driving the news: A Bloomberg survey at the Sustainable Finance Forum in Shanghai found that nearly two-thirds of respondents cited challenges with the quality and extent of company-reported ESG data
• The primary drivers for embedding ESG in investment strategies include regulatory requirements, client demand, and internal risk processes

🔭 The context: The survey involved over 150 market participants from banking, insurance, securities, and technology sectors. Key challenges include linking ESG data to existing entity data and managing multiple sources of data feeds
• Chinese firms are using ESG data for third-party ratings, impact investing, and quantitative strategies

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Integrating ESG data into financial strategies can drive better environmental, social, and governance outcomes, potentially leading to more sustainable business practices in China

⏭️ What's next: The role of ESG in China’s financial markets is expected to grow, with firms that efficiently manage and incorporate ESG data gaining a competitive edge

💬 One quote: “There is a growing synergy between the demands of investors and regulatory drivers when it comes to the use of ESG data for Chinese market participants,” stated Patricia Torres, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Bloomberg

📈 One stat: Nearly two-thirds (62%) of respondents reported issues with the coverage and quality of company-reported ESG data

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